Evergreen State Fair initiates electronic ticketing
Snohomish County will begin selling admission tickets to the 2011 Evergreen State Fair and its events electronically, using Intelli-Mark Technologies’ Etix system.
Beginning June 10, tickets to grandstand concerts, auto races, fair gate admission, rodeo and carnival ride wristbands will be available for purchase online, allowing individuals to choose their own premium reserved seats and print tickets at home for Evergreen State Fair events. Sign up to receive the fair’s e-newsletter by June 2 and residents will receive a pass code for Internet presales (June 6-9) at http://www.evergreenfair.org.
All online ticketing will be sold through the http://www.evergreenfair.org website, by calling Etix at 1-800-514-3849, or by visiting the Evergreen State Fairgrounds Administration Office at 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
During past fairs, a manual process using paper tickets, hand stamps for re-entry and ticket counters to count the number of individuals passing through the gates has been used for fairgoers to access the fair and events. The automated e-ticketing system will improve customer service; provide for real-time reporting of ticket sales, revenue and attendance; replace current manual paper ticketing; enhance marketing capabilities; and facilitate web, mobile and social networking options.
In the end, the fair will offer varied cost savings opportunities that put customers in the driver’s seat while offering a high level of customer service.
The Evergreen State Fair, started in 1908, is one of the top county fairs in the nation. The animals, exhibits, entertainment, carnival rides and food are mainstays of the 12-day event that runs Aug. 25–Sept. 5 this year.
For more information about Evergreen State Fair, go to http://www.evergreenfair.org.